ACS Omega selected our work (ACS Omega 5, 3917 – 3923 (2020) as the issue Front Cover.
The cover art illustrates the crystal structure and band alignments of zincblende AlN/GaN/InN heterostructures. The innovative zincblende III-nitrides material system featuring type-I band alignment and polarization-free nature is beneficial to capture both electrons and holes for recombination and has broad emission wavelength ranging from ultraviolet, blue, green, to red spectrum.
Team Cubic LEDs [Graduate Student: Mr. Richard Liu, Advisor: Prof. Can Bayram] invented a method for enabling single-crystal single-phase cubic GaN semiconductors. U of I U.S. Patent 10,027,086 (issued July 17, 2018) lays the foundations for enabling this next phase of III-nitride materials for advanced light emitting diodes and transistors.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition (held since 1990) selected Team Cubic LEDs and this co-invention as one of the five graduate finalists in this year’s competition.
Richard will represent U of I as a finalist with our invention on Oct 29-30th in Washington DC in front of the distinguished Hall of Famers.
Select Highlights by
– Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
– University of Illinois ECE Department
– Collegiate Inventors Competition
Nisha is awarded a DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholarship that comes with a $5,000 stipend. Nisha will work ~35 hrs per week over 10 weeks in the summer and focus on understanding the impact of junction temperature on LEDs.